Thursday, November 20, 2008
The shorelines at the head of Eagle Harbor are too sheltered to form beaches - there's just not enough wave energy to move much coarse-grained sediment. For a beach to form, there's got to be enough wave action to keep the sand and gravel moving around so the marsh can't get a foothold. We looked at Leslie Landing ten years ago when it was first developed and wondered how the shoreline would hold up. No problem - the high tide line is now marked by a narrow band of dense Salicornia.